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USGS Natural Hazards Gateway - Just Launched

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www.usgs.gov/hazards

"To help educate the public about the threat of natural hazards, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has launched a new Web site and seven easy-to-understand fact sheets on earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, volcanoes and wildfires. The hazards Web site highlights resources and information available from the USGS and provides links to the individual hazards Web pages for more detailed information."

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See also: USGS Fact Sheet Library

USGS information is also available in RSS What's RSS?

Added 8/1/06
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SPIE Letters Online

SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering), the organization who also brings you SPIE Newsroom - Optics & Photonics Technical and Industry News now provides SPIE Letters - an open-access, online collection of rapid communications, covering topics of significant originality and interest, from the four journals published in the SPIE Digital Library:

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See also: SPIE Documents @ the Library

Added 8/9/06

Explore Scientific American by Subject

Each subject area provides the following sections: News, In Focus, Ask the Experts, Feature Articles, News Scan, Reviews, and Insights.

Keep in mind that some of the content is unavailable in full text, however print issues are available in the library.

Use ILLiad to request the full text of any article.

They also provide free Newsletters and Alerts.

Scientific American is also available in print at both the Main & Branch libraries.

Added 8/30/06
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